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MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development

An initiative of AICTE Startup Policy Implementation Unit and MHRD’s Innovation Cell (Government of India)

A unique program approved by AICTE to only 4 institutions in India with only 30 seats per institution, i.e. 120 seats across India

Jointly offered by Department of Management Studies & Technology Business Incubator, Graphic Era


We are proud to announce, a very unique and special program called MBA IEV. The program aims at facilitating budding innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs to give shape to their ideas, convert them into viable products & services, and raise their own startups and in future build & grow them into successful & sustainable ventures.

This two-year program has been conceptualized and designed with serious, deep, wide and valuable insights, and collaborative inputs from experts (from industry, academia, government), and further co-created with the partnering institutions based on their collective wisdom. This two year full-time program has been developed to accommodate a fine blend of knowledge and application, and carries a greater practical component with major portion of the program curriculum delivered (around 60% of the credits earned) beyond the classroom through experiential learning, simulations, skill & competency development modules, guided projects alias capstone projects, action learning segments, residency programs at startup or incubation facility, etc.

The program will help students identify, recognize, manage and grow their entrepreneurial talent and take them through a progressive journey along various tracks from the Foundation of Management & Entrepreneurship Track to Entrepreneurship Intensity Track, and from Start-up Experiential Learning Track to Start-up Establishment Track, and along with three Capstone projects (under guidance of mentor experts). The experts/mentors will guide and hand-hold students from understanding of the basics of business, management, and entrepreneurship, acquiring the necessary skills, to refining the idea into proof of concept, to further building & testing the prototype, and subsequently developing the final product offering or process into a desirable commercial model or an enterprise.    


This program beautifully integrates the benefits of three different paths that students chose between i.e. pursuing a Master’s degree or gaining some Practical on-the-job Experience or trying Entrepreneurship. This program actually aims at shortening or even eliminating the gestation period between degree and self-enterprise. This is a lifetime opportunity for students to transform their entrepreneurial dream into reality. And who knows, maybe the future belongs to these 120 students. 


Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks

Selection and Admission Process: The Selection process involves a National level entrance exam followed by a screening round (Presentation/Group Discussion round and Personal Interview).

Steps to follow:

  1. Candidate interested in this program at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), shall enquire/apply here:   Apply Now
  2. Those who have a valid score of CAT, MAT, XAT, NMAT, or any such national entrance test for admission into Management or PGDM programs (for 2019 intake) shall be considered directly for the final selection round based on Presentation/GD and PI.  
  3. In case you haven't appeared in any such exam for admission into MBA/PGDM program (for batch 2019), then you shall have to register for a Common Entrance Test (CET2019) being conducted by AICTE exclusively for this program by 20th July 2019, by clicking on the following link: The online exam shall be conducted on 28th July at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) Campus. Subsequently, you will have to undergo a Presentation/GD and PI round for final selection. 


For further details regarding the MBA IEV Program at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), you may contact:

Program Convener

Mr. Sachin Ghai

+91 9837333163


Dr. Navneet Rawat



Mr. Vishal JC


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